THE AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL HOMEOPATHS INC
Examples of Homoeopathy being used in Conventional Medicine.
A large number of the children being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are treated with stimulant drugs like dexamphetamine and methylphenidate (such as Ritalin). In persons who do not exhibit the symptoms of ADHD these drugs cause hyperactivity, but in some persons who are already hyperactive they act to curb the hyperactivity. This is in then in accordance with Hahnemann’s definition of a homoeopathic treatment. Homoeopathy is in effect the treatment of a disorder with a drug that in some healthy people would cause the symptoms being treated.
Hahnemann also observed that in some cases the body’s reaction to one disease could cause it to develop adaptive immunity to another disease or in some cases cure another disease. Examples of this are Jenner’s smallpox vaccine which was accomplished by injecting a person with cow-
You may well query the statement often made that homoeopathic medications don’t contain any active ingredient.
The above examples show that to be considered ‘homoeopathic’ the dilution of the medication is of no consequence. Some homoeopathic medications are prescribed in highly diluted form but then so is the BCG used in the treatment of bladder cancer, the laboratory provides it to the hospital in a dilution of
1 part in 100,000,000, and before administration this further diluted, to 1 part in 10,000,000,000. In homoeopathic terms this is called a 10x dilution; in fact a solution more dilute than many commonly prescribed homoeopathic medications.
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